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Trees burned by the Clover Fire are seen in Happy Valley, California, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Max Whittaker Trees burned by the Clover Fire are seen in Happy Valley, California, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Max Whittaker  

Moving backwards: Northeasterners turn to burning wood for power

If the Northeast’s natural gas infrastructure is not improved and prices remain volatile during the winter, it might not be such a bad idea to burn wood for heat. But even that may become harder thanks to federal environmental regulators.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently updated its wood stove emissions standards that would effectively ban The EPA’s new action bans 80 percent of the wood-burning stoves in America, “the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents,” reports Forbes.

EIA notes that: “Most households still burn split logs, although wood pellet use has risen in recent years. And while households in higher income brackets are more likely to use wood, those at lower income levels who burn wood consume more on average.”

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